A listing of sensitive species maintained by SANBI

Sensitive species are those that are vulnerable or potentially vulnerable to collecting, over-exploitation, commercial and/or medicinal use. 


SANBI will not release locality information for these species.  This information can only be provided subject to approval from a committee consisting of experts on the relevant taxa. Applications for access can be submitted here.


The National Sensitive Species List constantly changes as new data becomes available. If a species does not appear on this list it may still be under evaluation. Alternatively, if there is a species that needs to be added please contact us for assistance. 

Lists of sensitive species are published upon completion of the full assessment, see previous lists here.


Name Type Sort descending Is sensitive Changed
Gypaetus barbatus Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Diomedea dabbenena Birds No 2018-03-13 View
Bugeranus carunculatus Birds No 2018-03-13 View
Falco fasciinucha Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Sarothrura ayresi Birds Yes 2022-05-24 View
Necrosyrtes monachus Birds Yes 2022-05-30 View
Aegypius occipitalis Birds Yes 2022-05-29 View
Aloeides pallida littoralis Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Lepidochrysops jamesi jamesi Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View
Aloeides barberae Butterflies No 2018-03-13 View